In the last 24 hours, 317 people have been tested positive for coronavirus in the state of Victoria.
The Australian state of Victoria reports the largest daily increase in new cases of infection since the coronavirus broke out in Australia.
A total of 317 people are the latest Dayhave been tested positive for coronavirus. It informs the stateprime minister, Daniel Andrews, according to the news agency Reuters.
The vast majority of new cases of infection are associated with Victoria’s capital, Melbourne.
Two more people – two men in the 80s – have lost their lives after corona infection, bringing the total number of corona-related death in Australia up to 113.
Around five million people in Melbourne began a six-week shutdown last week to stop a recent outbreak of infection.
The inhabitants of the city of millions must stay at home, except when exercising or buying essential goods such as food and medicine.
Despite the strict closure, many say inhabitants, that they support actions.
Hoping for a fall in infection
Victoria’s official doctor Brett Sutton warned on Thursday that Victoria could risk up to 1,000 deaths a day if the state does not continue the shutdown. It writes the Sydney Morning Herald.
But with the shutdown, Sutton is hopeful that the number of new cases will drop later this week.
Victoria has a total of 2,128 active cases of coronavirus, which is also the highest number since the outbreak of the pandemic.
– Ours restrictionsis only a week old. It will take some time to bring the number down to onestable level, Daniel Andrews said Thursday, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
The Australian authorities have in practice tried to cut off the other Australians Landerfrom Victoria. This has happened with border closures between the states.
With 113 corona deaths and one population at around 25 million, Australia is still one of the countries that has escaped relatively easily during the coronavirus pandemic.